Scratches on M2 display

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Mi 2 / Mi 2S' started by Crazydriver64, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Crazydriver64

    Jan 5, 2013
    28
    0
    11
    Male
    The M2 comes with dragontrail glass. Before my M2 I had a HTC HD2 with gorillaglass. This phone has no scratches after 3 years of use without screen protector. However, my M2 already has 2 scratches on the display after 1.5 month of use. So needless to say I believe dragontrail glass is less scratch resistent then gorillaglass.

    If you own a new M2, I advise to use a screen protector.
     
  2. Same here, I read somewhere when someone asked for a video from Xiaomi to test te glass that he should test it himself and Xiaomi would send him a new Mi2 when it would get scratched.

    Mine has 2+ scratches already, they're not deep, but they're there. And I am very carefull with my Mi2, (always have it in 1 pocket without anything else.)
     
  3. iBotPeaches

    iBotPeachesScript Gatekeeper

    Oct 31, 2011
    3,811
    1,115
    335
    Kansas
    Strange. No case and had it since October and not one scratch for me.

    Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. Alon A

    Alon AMembers

    Jan 5, 2013
    23
    1
    13
    Male
    have 2 little scratch...
    not bother me, just used my screen protector :)
     
  5. jaypop

    jaypopMembers

    Dec 18, 2012
    58
    2
    18
    i too have scratches on my screen... is this really something xiaomi said they'd replace? because i also have a dead pixel...
     
  6. moonbugz

    moonbugzMembers

    Feb 19, 2013
    108
    9
    28
    Male
    whether it's dragontrail or corning gorilla, both can't rule out polishing elements, like wax and sand paper
     
  7. kokotas

    kokotasMembers

    Feb 23, 2013
    40
    6
    18
    Male
    I thought I was the only one. I have 2 or 3 dead pixels and some backlight bleed on the lower left corner. But no scratches since I used a screen protector immediately after opening.
     
  8. MarkHUK

    MarkHUKFounder & Sys Op
    Staff Member

    Neoprene Nexus One pouch has never failed me. No scratches on either of my MI-2 devices.
     
  9. MarkHUK

    MarkHUKFounder & Sys Op
    Staff Member

    Wear and tear is not covered by the warranty, as for Dead pixels issues, you must have upwards of 6 dead pixels to be eligible for any type of replacement.

    I would say you could try to send it back for repair but they have a threshold of (I think) 3 dead pixels as acceptable for sale in Chinese law. By purchasing from them you have agreed to the laws set out in the terms of sale (in this case China).
     
  10. jaypop

    jaypopMembers

    Dec 18, 2012
    58
    2
    18
    Yeah, I wasn't expecting 1 dead pixel to be enough for a warranty anywhere in the world...
     
  11. eddie9684

    eddie9684Members

    May 10, 2012
    215
    29
    50
    Male
    Dude, screen protector film is a must on these kind of cellphones, I'm talking about touchscreen ones.

    If you don't want to spend less than ten bucks more on that, then you deserve a scratched screen hmm...

    Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk 2
     
    thangcoo likes this.
  12. satrioogep

    satrioogepMembers

    Feb 6, 2013
    49
    24
    18
    Male
    Indonesia
    My camera lens have deep scrath about 6mm, on black area.
    My friend borrow my M2, when its back I found many scrath on screen protector
    plus camera lens
     
  13. ingbrzy

    ingbrzyXiaomi.eu Multilang leader
    Staff Member

    Best friend for ever... :) never borrow Mi2 and wife...
     
    achilles14 and ehrles like this.
  14. eddie9684

    eddie9684Members

    May 10, 2012
    215
    29
    50
    Male
    Also, one does not simply put the screen film himself.

    Get a professional to do it for you or enjoy your bubbled screen

    Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk 2
     
  15. ubelai

    ubelaiMembers

    Feb 5, 2013
    209
    20
    40
    Male
    One mustn't simply be skilled enough to apply by ones self in that case. :p

    Although a screen protector would be recommended with this device, had a few slight scratches appearing the week of use before having a screen protector. Applying one definitely removed a worrying factor haha.

    Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk 2
     
  16. moonbugz

    moonbugzMembers

    Feb 19, 2013
    108
    9
    28
    Male
    I disagree, if we are indeed having dragontrail or corning gorilla

    screen protector gets scratched much easier and it's visible during the day.. the screen protector is only a psychological guardian

    have you tried not using screen protector, ever? I've been with my HTC Wildfire (corning gorilla) for 2 years and no scratches on the screen (plenty of scratches all around the other surfaces though)
     
  17. ubelai

    ubelaiMembers

    Feb 5, 2013
    209
    20
    40
    Male
    In all honesty, unless you have a bad quality screen protector, it's more than likely always recommended to have one on a device that has a touch screen.
     
  18. dextructor

    dextructorMembers

    Feb 26, 2013
    347
    100
    65
    Male
    My brand new MI-2 with less than a week just got a little scratch. I´ve begin to question this dragontail screen resistance and I will buy a Invisible shield before other scratches happen.
     
  19. moonbugz

    moonbugzMembers

    Feb 19, 2013
    108
    9
    28
    Male
    if it's sandpaper, ANYTHING would get scratched! sandpaper is under polishing, not low-level scratches. I believe micro-fibres can leave scratches too
     
  20. moonbugz

    moonbugzMembers

    Feb 19, 2013
    108
    9
    28
    Male
    in the end... would you want to look at your phone through much easily scratched screen protector? It's your decision
     
  21. ehrles

    ehrlesMembers

    Jan 10, 2013
    51
    13
    18
    Male
    No, so I bought the Xiaomi screenprotector with protective coating. It's awesome! :)

    www.xiaomi.com/goods/1597
     
  22. ubelai

    ubelaiMembers

    Feb 5, 2013
    209
    20
    40
    Male
    Or would you have more screen protectors at your disposal, so you can interchange whenever this issue happens?
    Beats looking at your phone with a scratched up screen over time due to not using screen protectors; and replacing your Mi2 screen? Not so easy. I'd decide before the end result of this happening.
    :)

    Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk 2
     
  23. moonbugz

    moonbugzMembers

    Feb 19, 2013
    108
    9
    28
    Male
    best option in my humble opinion.. I just think that it will not be easy to get a scratch on my own device... and I'm lazy :D
     
  24. Really_Wacky

    May 26, 2013
    125
    18
    28
    Male
    Yea i have my mi2 for a week now and i have a mini scratch you can barrely see i hope it stays whith 1. I ordered a MI2s on mentoo.com and they sent me a mi2 instaid :( i hope paypall buyers protecion will come between this.

    Sent from my MI 2
     

Share Our Site